It is critical for physicians to use their long-held trust wisely
During sports physical appointments, I routinely address preventive health topics that range from asking about alcohol, drugs, and sexuality, to addressing accident prevention and updating immunizations.  At one such appointment recently, a young male teen was due for two routine vaccines.  The mother accompanying him had no concerns about one of the vaccines, but expressed concern about the other. A friend had recently shared information on Facebook about how the particular vaccine contained “poisons.”  She was waiting for more friends to “weigh in” on the concern before she made a d...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 1, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/john-merrill-steskal" rel="tag" > John Merrill-Steskal, MD < /a > Tags: Social media Facebook Pediatrics Source Type: blogs